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Volunteers Helping Families in Need
GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (Angela Ingram) -- A group of volunteers in Grant County is working overtime for families who need some help, especially as the region continues to experience frigid weather.
H.O.P.E. Center stand for "Helping Out People Everywhere" and assists families with basic living needs.
The woman who started H.O.P.E. says the organization is really about empowering, not enabling. And this winter it has been really cold so the organization has been able to help hundreds of families.
It's late on a Wednesday evening but the H.O.P.E. center is still buzzing with activity. There are mouths to feed, people to clothe, and families that need to get out of the cold.
They're not only helping with food and clothing, this winter there's a high demand for heating supplies because of the extreme temperatures.
Kim Haubner started the outreach center about two years ago. It was an effort to help people struggling or experiencing a temporary hardship. And the rural homeless, a group that volunteers, say it is often overlooked.
Volunteers say whatever families need, they'll try to provide. They run the center with donations from families and churches. The center's founder works two jobs to help pay for H.O.P.E.'s operating costs.